Zero-Suicide (ZS)

Overview: A training workshop focused on a systematic approach to improve suicide care through
the adoption of evidence-based and best-practice safety standards. This approach, identified by
the Zero Suicide initiative, encompasses screening, risk assessment, safety planning, follow-up
care, treatment, and training.

Time: 1 Hour

Audience: Agency Leadership

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Training Objectives

  • Describe statistics and research that illuminates suicide as a public health concern that requires  attention and intervention within all organizations.
  • Explain what the Zero Suicide initiative is and why it was developed.
  • Describe two successful stories of ZS implementation in health systems.
  • Understand Joint Commission standards for suicide care.
  • Implement the 7 ZS components, including the Organizational Self-Study, Evidence-based suicide prevention trainings, Suicide Care Pathways, and Care Coordination.

Zero Suicide Resources

Toolkit for Zero Suicide in Health and
Behavioral Care

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Zero Suicide Data Elements Worksheet

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    CEUs available to those licensed with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy
    and Mental Health Counseling: Provider Number 50-12347, exp. 3/31/2025